Carnegie Mellon University

Independent Study in Information Systems

Independent studies are opportunities to engage in research with an Information Systems (IS) faculty member to advance learning in certain areas of interest. As an IS major, students may enroll in an independent study course for 3, 6, 9, or 12 units of academic credit by obtaining an IS faculty sponsor who will direct and help define the academic component of work, monitor progress, and assign a final grade.

Permission for registering and receiving credit is given after the Application for Independent Study is completed and submitted to the IS Academic Advisor who will add the independent study course to the student's schedule of classes.

Applications for Independent Study must be submitted by the end of the first week of classes of the semester of the Independent Study.  See Application for Independent Study to view details on arranging an Independent Study in Information Systems.